My New Best Friend
January 26, 2010
I have a new best friend, and it is a can of paint.
You’re surprised ?
My friends, I’m here to tell you about a can of semi-gloss that sets my heart awhirl. It’s made by Pratt & Lambert and it’s called ‘Opulence Pearl’ (also available in silver and gold). It can be tinted or used just as it is. Valspar has a comparable product available at Lowes. This version from Pratt & Lambert is a semi-translucent paint that gives just that subtle pearlescent finish that I adore. Like a moth to a flame, any accessory that shines with a mother of pearly finish and I go gaga. (Hence, the recent vintage case purchase.)
“Hello, my name is Kate and I’m addicted to shimmer finishes.”
I wanted to try it out on a few pieces before using it in a larger project. Take a peek at these $5 dollar Goodwill finds transformed with two coats of white paint, and two coats of Opulence Pearl.
Lamp, Before and After
Looky loo at this new pearly shine. So puuuuurty.
How about this beat up old tray ?
Pretty shape. Didn’t like the red oak.
Luster is luscious.
Brand new accessories for my living room.
Now the quest for the perfect lamp shade begins.
I never tire of the transformative power of paint.
Opulence Pearl Latex Semi Gloss, will you be my Valentine ?